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Missing MH370: Pilot Received Call From Mystery Woman Before Take-Off, Says Report
Malaysia Star ^ | Sunday March 23, 2014

Posted on 03/22/2014 11:18:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 received a two-minute call shortly before take-off from a mystery woman using a mobile phone number obtained under a false identity, as investigators question the pilot's estranged wife, a British newspaper reported.

It was one of the last calls made to or from the mobile phone of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur on March 8, reported The Mail on Sunday.

Investigators are treating it as potentially significant because anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia has to fill out a form giving their identity card or passport number.

Introduced as an anti-terrorism measure following 9/11, this ensures that every number is registered to a traceable person.

But in this case police traced the number to a shop selling SIM cards in Kuala Lumpur. They found that it had been bought 'very recently' by someone who gave a woman's name - but was using a false identity.

The discovery raises fears of a possible link between Captain Zaharie, 53, and terror groups whose members routinely use untraceable SIM cards. Everyone else who spoke to the pilot on his phone in the hours before the flight took off has already been interviewed.

In a separate development, The Mail on Sunday had learned that investigators were now poised to question Zaharie's estranged wife in detail.

Although the couple - who have three children - were separated, they had been living under the same roof.

The mystery caller emerged when Malaysian investigators examined the phone records of both Zaharie and his co-pilot, 27-year-old Fariq Abdul Hamid.

Investigators were keen to trace the caller and interview them, although they have stressed that the fact that the SIM card was registered to a non-existent ID card does not necessarily indicate a criminal or terrorist connection.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boeing777; fariqabdulhamid; iran; kualalumpur; malaysia; mh370; mysterywoman; southchinasea; waronterror; wildgoosechase; zaharieahmadshah
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1 posted on 03/22/2014 11:18:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“...although they have stressed that the fact that the SIM card was registered to a non-existent ID card does not necessarily indicate a criminal or terrorist connection.”
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Yeah, right! Yes, sure we believe you. /sarc


2 posted on 03/22/2014 11:22:54 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: nickcarraway

This just gets curiouser and curiouser! Next thing you know, the passengers will be found on some island, making imitation space ships, and acting a whole lot like zombies.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 11:31:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

Well, wow, “a mystery woman”. I bet he won’t want to go home now...


4 posted on 03/22/2014 11:31:31 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

She just wanted to wish him a safe trip and warn him to watch out for black holes.

If only he’d listened.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 11:34:43 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: lee martell

maybe more like LOST......cue spiral....


6 posted on 03/22/2014 11:41:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dead in Pockistan.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 11:43:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nickcarraway
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8 posted on 03/22/2014 11:46:27 PM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

9 posted on 03/22/2014 11:46:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway
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10 posted on 03/22/2014 11:57:29 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BunnySlippers
Hey! That isn't fair!

I was going to try to catch a nap while they are looking for a hole in the drill string...



...another nap shot to Hell...

11 posted on 03/23/2014 12:03:52 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t they say the pilot had moved his family a day or two before the flight? Or was news rescinded?

Maybe he moved his family to protect them because he was being blackmailed.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 12:06:12 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: nickcarraway
I sometimes receive such mystery calls with fake Caller ID. They are usually telemarketers who are selling car insurance.
13 posted on 03/23/2014 12:11:51 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: barmag25

Speaking of Black....Oh never mind.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 12:30:06 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

Captain Shah! This is your lucky day. You MAY HAVE just won two tickets on a one way trip, all expenses paid to Pakistan!!! Just answer three questions correctly. Interested?


15 posted on 03/23/2014 12:34:28 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell
Next thing you know, the passengers will be found on some island, making imitation space ships, and acting a whole lot like zombies.

They're in LA?

16 posted on 03/23/2014 1:14:04 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: barmag25

You just won the game.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 2:04:31 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Mount Athos

No, his wife left him.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 2:54:38 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nickcarraway

hmmmmm....I thought the wife left the day before....how would she know about the phone call??


19 posted on 03/23/2014 3:31:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: maggief; WildHighlander57; BigIsleGal; LucyT

New thread new possibilities for the book/movie
Pilot gets rid of copilot shortly after sign off and bails out. Girlfriend picks him up as he passes back over the island. They create new Identities and live happily ever after


20 posted on 03/23/2014 3:34:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: nickcarraway

This is one of those things they should have kept to themselves. IMHO


21 posted on 03/23/2014 3:51:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

My guess is, it was his lover


22 posted on 03/23/2014 3:53:44 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Ann Archy

The article didn’t say she was going to be questioned about the phone call.

What the investigators are going to do is find out from her if there were mysterious things going on, if he spoke about things which could be connected to the plane being missing, if there were any changes recently in his actions or thinking or emotions, if he was meeting with people she didn’t know, if there were strange calls in the past ... and basically everything about him and his thinking and his interests and his contacts.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 3:55:47 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: House Atreides

Hey, there are a lot of Freepers who would want to get an anonymous phone, too ... so they wouldn’t be “logged” by snooping authorities — and it wouldn’t have a thing to do with illegal stuff or terrorism (although Obama and Holder would insist that it does).


24 posted on 03/23/2014 4:01:54 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nickcarraway

When was this SIM card/phone purchased? Were there other calls to the pilot from this number historically? Can they find calls to others from this phone?


25 posted on 03/23/2014 4:02:28 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: lee martell

And the three questions are:

Do you know how to turn off an airplane transponder?

Can you reprogram the Flight Management System computer?

Have you ever been to Pakistan?


26 posted on 03/23/2014 4:07:51 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: umgud

It was purchased very, very recently. Just this call from this phone to the pilot. Any “other calls” to different numbers has not been reported.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 4:11:18 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: hoosiermama

Real soon, maybe in the next couple of hours searchers will find the floating debris and it will most likely be tsunami debris, wreckage of a different nature or a large stack of wooden pallets that probably fell off a cargo ship.

And then there will be this great big sucking sound of a silence vacuum as all the search efforts to date have only found garbage.


28 posted on 03/23/2014 4:13:30 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Star Traveler

Find his girlfriend, see if it was hers. If not, it may be significant.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 4:19:08 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

If he has a girlfriend ... :-) ...


30 posted on 03/23/2014 4:22:10 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nickcarraway

Separated, yet living together? Isn’t separating when you separate and move apart? This is just nonsense so that the wife won’t be expected to have too much personal information about her “estranged” husband. Then she moves out just the day before? Interesting timing.

Pilot is a jihadist, IMHO.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 4:47:17 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: House Atreides

Just because he had explosives strapped to his backside doesnt make him a terrorist.


32 posted on 03/23/2014 4:56:28 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: JudyinCanada

Reports the day after the ones saying that she moved out, said that she didn’t move out .
You can’t believe anything in this story, especially what’s being reported the first day it breaks.


33 posted on 03/23/2014 5:11:38 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway

She said “Miles to go before you sleep”.


34 posted on 03/23/2014 5:56:50 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: lee martell

Or trying to make a radio out of coconuts and palm leaves.


35 posted on 03/23/2014 6:07:25 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Smokin' Joe

Try looking on the other end, I hear they all got a hole down there!


36 posted on 03/23/2014 6:13:30 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: BunnySlippers

Helen is dead, thus she would contact him directly from the beyond and wouldn’t need a sim card


37 posted on 03/23/2014 6:28:17 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Talisker; lee martell
Next thing you know, the passengers will be found on some island, making imitation space ships, and acting a whole lot like zombies.

They're in LA?

LA is on an island? ;-P

38 posted on 03/23/2014 6:43:18 AM PDT by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: MortMan

Soon …

I’m going to live ion Isla La-la ...


39 posted on 03/23/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

Awaiting a picture of “mystery woman” to determine guilt or innocence.


40 posted on 03/23/2014 7:35:42 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Ann Archy

The wife may be the “mystery woman”.

She is seen moving out of the house that they share together the day before and then this happens.


41 posted on 03/23/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Star Traveler

If the FBI is running the interrogation they will have the shopkeeper who sold the SIM card on the other side of the glass as they interview the wife to see if she could possibly be the “mystery woman”.

The Malaysians no doubt will object —


42 posted on 03/23/2014 7:41:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s not unusual for a wife to call her husband, so a regular phone call from the wife would have raised no eyebrows ... :-) ...


43 posted on 03/23/2014 7:45:46 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: BunnySlippers

The first of 76 virgins calling.


44 posted on 03/23/2014 7:48:28 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: hoosiermama
Pilot gets rid of copilot shortly after sign off and bails out. Girlfriend picks him up as he passes back over the island. They create new Identities and live happily ever after

That is not that far-fetched. He clearly did not want to have the plane traced by radar or the wreckage found.

He could have programmed the plane to fly south until fuel ran out, dropped/slowed down over the Cocos, bailed out to be picked up by the person he last spoke with on the phone while the plane flew on for several hours and crashed.

Hopefully the Aussies have screened all flights out of the Cocos from day one.

45 posted on 03/23/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: nickcarraway

Pilot got a call from ‘mystery woman?’

Since when is Valerie Jarrett mysterious?


46 posted on 03/23/2014 8:01:43 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Star Traveler
It’s not unusual for a wife to call her husband

especially when they need to coordinate their schedules.

47 posted on 03/23/2014 8:05:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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48 posted on 03/23/2014 8:06:30 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Remember plane going up to 45,000 then down. Struggle for control. Then pilot sets the course and bails out over ????? She’s waiting with open arms. No witnesses alive to tell what they know/knew


49 posted on 03/23/2014 8:58:48 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: BunnySlippers

Now, THAT’S not fair to put that on w/o a warning. Good thing I haven’t had lunch.

Now, where the heck did I put the system for unseeing something I have seen?


50 posted on 03/23/2014 9:05:44 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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